Daily Archives: January 19, 2022

2022-01-19: News Headlines

rebekah (2022-01-19). Report: Taxing the World's Richest Would Raise US $2.52 Trillion a Year. inequality.org

Ann Garrison (2022-01-19). Did WHO chief Tedros violate UN rules to advance TPLF interests in Ethiopia? thegrayzone.com In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia's conflict Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN's global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that sidesteps the authority of Ethiopia's sovereign government and directly coordinates with his political allies in the country's civil war. The alleged actions by Tedros, which have come to light …

WSWS (2022-01-19). King Soopers strike enters second week as company seeks restraining order against strikers. wsws.org King Soopers has filed for a restraining order against striking workers, citing unproven allegations that workers have threatened and harassed customers.

WSWS (2022-01-19). COVID-positive health care workers in Washington state told to work while symptomatic. wsws.org A memo by MultiCare Health Systems modified its COVID-19 safety protocols to state that "some staff may return to work even if they are experiencing mild symptoms."

_____ (2022-01-19). China and the Unrest in Kazakhstan. journal-neo.org Recent developments in Kazakhstan have attracted widespread attention. For a while they have been the main discussion point of the entire global community. This is understandable, since Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia, a region that has a significant impact on the developments in the larger Indo-Pacific region, that has already overtaken the …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). US must abandon plans to supply arms to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The United States should reaffirm its interest in the diplomatic resolution of tensions around Ukraine by refusing to supply weapons to Kiev, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-19). Incoming Pentagon fury: we should have armed Ukraine for war eight years ago. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Amid Russia crisis, Pentagon nominee criticizes Obama response to Crimea A top Pentagon pick for President Joe Biden has criticized the Obama administration's response to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine as "too slow and too incremental," at her confirmation hearing Thursday. GOP and Democratic members of the Senate Armed Services Committee grilled Celeste …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-19). Secret senior State Department official: Russia could invade Ukraine through Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Though why it would go through a third country is anybody's guess. A Senior State Department Official on the Secretary's Upcoming Travel to Ukraine and Germany Moderator: [T]his briefing today is on background with a senior State Department official who will discuss Secretary Blinken's upcoming trip to Kyiv, Berlin, and an additional stop that has …

WSWS (2022-01-19). Nearly 1 million US children were infected with COVID-19 last week. wsws.org In the wake of school reopenings following the winter break in the US, child COVID-19 cases have risen dramatically, while the cumulative child deaths now stand at 1,127.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Saudi fighter jets heavily bomb Yemen's Sanaa Intl. Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Fighter jets of Saudi-led coalition launched the heaviest airstrikes on Sanaa International Airport in Yemen on Wednesday.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-01-19). Salvadorans commemorate 30th anniversary of peace accords. peoplesdispatch.org January 16 marked 30 years since the signing of peace accords between the government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) guerilla group, ending 12 years of civil war. The Chapultepec peace accords paved the way for a transition to democracy after decades of military administrations. | This past Sunday, citizens from across the country traveled to the capital, San Salvador, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the historic agreements, despite the attempts by the far-right government of president Nayib Bukele to discredit the peace agreements and prevent the celebrations. In th…

_____ (2022-01-19). There Must Be a Response to the Risk of Biological Catastrophe Posed by US Military Laboratories. journal-neo.org In light of the civil disturbances which have swept across Kazakhstan, the risk of a biological catastrophe is growing because of secret US military laboratories in regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, which are potentially susceptible to sociopolitical unrest. Aside from the fact that the USA's development of delayed-action bioweapons in Kazakhstan is …

WSWS (2022-01-19). Winter storm wreaks havoc across Southeastern US. wsws.org Snowstorms and tornadoes blasted through the southeast region over the weekend, leaving dozens of homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands without power in several states, including Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia.

Natalia Marques (2022-01-19). US Senate poised to strike down voting rights legislation a day after commemoration of MLK. peoplesdispatch.org Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema has dealt what many view as a deadly blow to proposed voting rights legislation in the United States. Last Thursday, Sinema

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-19). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Fight Back (2022-01-19). Chicago: Community and labor organizations mobilize for voting rights. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 17, the family of Dr. King led a march for voting rights across Frederick Douglass bridge in Washington DC. At the same time, a coalition of over a dozen community organizations and labor unions organized a caravan of over 100 cars up King Drive in Chicago for the same purpose. Activists in both cities and across the country have voiced their support of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement (JLVRA) Act. | In a statement on the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression website, NAARPR executive director Frank Chapman…

Deliver For Voting Rights (2022-01-19). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Peace Walk for Voting Rights in Washington D.C. w/ King Family (livestream). indybay.org Livestream of D.C. Voting Rights Event (recording to be available)…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran's Army naval fleet fulfilling mission in Red Sea: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Army Navy said that Iran's Army 79th Naval Fleet, consisting of Makran helicopter carrier and overhauled destroyer called "Bayandor" are present in Red Sea, escorting Iranian tankers along specified route.

Staff (2022-01-19). Iranian President arrives in Moscow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in Moscow a few minutes ago to meet with his Russian counterpart and was welcomed by senior Russian officials.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Iran-Russia interaction to create security in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Iran-Russia relations will prevent unilateralism in the world and create security in the region, said Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi before leaving for the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-01-19). Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes southwestern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck near Choram county in the Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad on Wednesday morning.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-19). Civil society and rights groups raise concern over rising state repression in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org In a press conference Tuesday, the groups expressed alarm over the rapidly declining status of human rights and civil liberties in the country, days after security forces violently attacked anti-government protesters and made dozens of arrests…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-19). Israeli forces demolish Palestinian a house in Sheikh Jarrah, arrest family members. peoplesdispatch.org The Salhiya family house was demolished early in the morning of Wednesday by Israeli security forces who also took over 20 people into custody. On Monday, the family members had thwarted a similar attempt by climbing on the roof and threatening to burn it down…

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-19). Seven more killed and over a hundred wounded as anti-coup protests continue in Sudan. peoplesdispatch.org More than a hundred others have been injured by bullets as well as by tear gas canisters and stun grenades fired directly at the bodies of the protesters in the three cities of Khartoum state…

C.J. Hopkins (2022-01-19). The Last Days of the Covidian Cult. dissidentvoice.org This isn't going to be pretty, folks. The downfall of a death cult rarely is. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, incoherent fanatical jabbering, mass deleting of embarrassing tweets. There's going to be a veritable tsunami of desperate rationalizing, strenuous denying, shameless blame-shifting, and other forms of ass-covering, as suddenly former …

David Cronin (2022-01-19). How Hungary's man in Brussels enabled lies about Palestinian school books. electronicintifada.net Olivér Várhelyi fails to correct false claims by lobbyists.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-19). Cuba podría estar en el pico de la actual ola de contagios. cubadebate.cu Expertos cubanos consideran que el país está controlando la epidemia de la COVID-19 y que ha entrado en una meseta de casos diarios para empezar a descender en las próximas semanas, según se dio a conocer en reunión con el Presidente de la República.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Seattle-area concrete workers strike enters third month. wsws.org Across the metro area of Seattle, Washington, 330 concrete workers are striking for better wages and retirement benefits.

William Briggs (2022-01-19). Sub-Saharan Africa and the degeneration of capitalism. greenleft.org.au Africa ought to be the richest continent on Earth. Its natural resources alone make this a fact and yet it remains oppressed and prey to exploitation. William Briggs explains why.

Staff (2022-01-19). Police send 'emergency alert' for Joker's car roaming Gotham City. rt.com The villainous Joker's car was spotted on the streets of Gotham City this week, according to an alert sent out in Missouri | The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Gotham City emergency alert for Batman villain 'the Joker' was issued in error. | Missouri authorities accidentally issued an emergency alert for Batman villain the Joker this week, warning that the fictional killer's purple and green car had been spotted in Gotham City. | "Emergency Alert: Gotham City MO purple/green 1978 Dodge 3700 GT UKIDME," read the alert, which was sent out to Americans in the state of Missouri on Tuesday. | Many locals took…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian teacher unions collaborate with school reopening drive amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The refusal of the union bureaucracy to defend the basic rights of teachers and school workers has never been as stark as it is now.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran's exports to ECO member states up 52% in 9 months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Spokesman for Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that country's exports of products to Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)'s member states registered a 52 percent growth in current year.

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

Staff (2022-01-19). South Korean, US diplomats discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-Kun and his American counterpart Wendy Sherman discussed a range of issues, including Iran.

Ian Ellis-Jones (2022-01-19). Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil. greenleft.org.au According to a new UN Human Rights Council report, the worst human rights violations on Cuban soil take place at the hands of United States agents at the US Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba's easternmost province, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

WSWS (2022-01-19). UK social care driven to the point of collapse by Omicron wave. wsws.org A total of 122 care home operators in England declared a "red alert" due to staffing shortages last week, with 13,500 workers off with COVID.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Amid record deaths Australian prime minister declares "we should not fear" Omicron. wsws.org The country has recorded 604 deaths from the virus, more than 21 percent of the total since the start of the pandemic, in just the first 19 days of this year.

Markela Panegyres (2022-01-19). Free RATs not expensive tanks! greenleft.org.au The Prime Minister refuses to provide free Rapid Antigen Tests, instead blowing billions of dollars on tanks and other offensive military equipment. Markela Panegyres reports.

WSWS (2022-01-19). January 6 Committee announces new subpoenas targeting Giuliani and other Trump coup lawyers. wsws.org Following Trump's November 2020 defeat, the far-right lawyers propagated his bogus claims of election fraud while helping orchestrate his legal and extra-legal efforts to remain in power.

Staff (2022-01-19). Astronomers complain about SpaceX satellites. rt.com Nearly one in five twilight astronomical photos now contain bright streaks caused by low orbit satellites | SpaceX's 'Starlink' satellites are polluting orbit and could result in near-Earth asteroids avoiding detection, study says. | A recent study has warned that the rise in commercial satellites from companies such as SpaceX is polluting the low orbit and affecting astronomical photographs, which could leave Earth more prone to deadly asteroids. | The

Roger D. Harris (2022-01-19). Seven Myths about the January 6th Capitol Building Incident. dissidentvoice.org After over a year of incessant publicity, the Capitol building incident of January 6, 2021, has taken on mythic proportions. While all myths are prone to hyperbole, not all are entirely false as the following accounting relates. 1. January 6 was an attempted coup According to Noam Chomsky: "That it was an attempted coup is …

Staff (2022-01-19). Iran can be partner of choice for Arab allies of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — With the US withdrawing militarily from the region, Iran is best positioned to become the fulcrum of any security cooperation between the countries of the West Asia region.

Angela Carr (2022-01-19). We need to step up the fight against inequality. greenleft.org.au Angela Carr is a union delegate, community services worker, housing justice campaigner and a Socialist Alliance candidate for the Victorian Senate. She says collectivist, socialist solutions are needed for the multiple crises we face.

Staff (2022-01-19). Cuba reconoce aporte de científicos con Orden Carlos J. Finlay. cubadebate.cu Cuba reconoció hoy con la orden Carlos J. Finlay, máxima condecoración que otorga el Consejo de Ministros, a 50 investigadores nacionales, tres entidades y tres extranjeros por su contribución a la humanidad. Cuba estableció la Orden Carlos J. Finlay el 21 de enero de 1928 para estimular a científicos, físicos y funcionarios (nacionales y extranjeros) por excepcionales méritos en la esfera de la salud pública y el bienestar social.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2022-01-19). Más de 1 400 mipymes en Cuba: øCómo avanza el desarrollo de los nuevos actores económicos? cubadebate.cu El 29 de septiembre del año pasado serían autorizadas por el MEP las primeras 35 mipymes en Cuba. Hoy ya suman 1 449 microempresas privadas y estatales. øCómo marcha el proceso de creación de los nuevos actores económicos? øCómo son los vínculos con las empresas estatales? øQué se debe mejorar? Para responder estas y otras interrogantes comparecieron en la Mesa Redonda la viceministra de Economía y Planificación, una directiva del Ministerio de Justicia, y dos emprendedores.

Staff (2022-01-19). Tech giant predicts 'malware' chaos. rt.com Apple says proposed antitrust laws would force it to allow 'sideloading' on iPhones | Having to sideload apps would pose a security risk to iPhone users, Apple warned as rivals and lawmakers push antitrust measures. | "The bills put consumers in harm's way because of the real risk of privacy and security breaches," Apple's senior director of government affairs, Timothy Powderly, wrote in a letter to the Senate Justice Committee, according to CNBC. If Apple is forced to enable "sideloading," Powderly added, "millions of Americans will likely suffer malware attacks on their phones that would otherwise have been…

Michael Lyon (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Opportunities and Dangers for Medicare and Guaranteed Healthcare in California. indybay.org Zoom info: us02web.zoom.us/j/2880330680?pwd=VXlSdVB…. ID 288 033 0680 Password 131457. Phone in at 1-669 900 9128, then punch in 288 033 0680 and #, then 131457 and punch # again.

posted by Norse (2022-01-19). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Anger, grief among autoworkers following COVID death of young Chicago Ford worker. wsws.org Workers who spoke out placed the blame of Caleb Dye's death on the unions, the auto companies and the profit system.

Staff (2022-01-19). Olympic stars given makeshift phones amid fears of China spying. rt.com Security experts have warned of a 'devastating' security flaw and potential for surveillance | British athletes have been offered temporary phones and their Team USA rivals have reportedly been told to use burner devices ahead of the Beijing Olympics, acting after investigations suggested the mandated Games app is not safe. | All attendees of the Games, which take place from February 4-20 2022, are required to submit their health status to the app, which internet experts say is at serious risk of data breaches and may have a list of censored terms including references to Chinese people, Muslims, Jews and the h…

Staff (2022-01-19). Osos polares "conquistan" una isla abandonada (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En la pequeña isla de Kolyuchin, situada en el mar de Chukchi, una zona remota del àÅrtico ruso, vive una comunidad adorable de osos polares que están prosperando entre las abandonadas edificaciones que quedan en el territorio, pertenecientes a una antigua estación meteorológica.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

Lyynda Carson (2022-01-19). Internal peek into Oath Keepers after Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Building. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes founder of the Oath Keepers:…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Hundreds of students walk out across Manitoba to protest unsafe schools. wsws.org The demands being advanced by the students are an option to enroll in remote learning along with the provision of N95 masks and rapid antigen tests. They are also calling for students to be given immediate access to booster shots and the right to be notified when there is a case reported in their school.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Inquest evidence exposes COVID disaster at Australian aged care facility. wsws.org Witnesses provide damning testimony of the tragedy at St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Melbourne in 2020, where 50 residents died due to infection and neglect.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Workers reveal COVID-19 infections at Australia Post. wsws.org "The week before I tested positive, four drivers in my team were out sick or were covering for sick workers in other areas."

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). 1 killed, 9 inured in row house blast, fire in NY's Bronx. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — An explosion and fire gutted a row house in New York City's Bronx borough on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring nine, including five police officers, the city fire department said.

AAUW of Los Altos (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Roe v Wade 49th Anniversary Rally w/ American Association of University Women. indybay.org Virtual event – join from anywhere…

WorkWeek (2022-01-19). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Michigan K-12 schools see 74 new COVID-19 outbreaks as opposition to in-person learning builds. wsws.org Just weeks into a new school semester, the return to in-person learning K-12 is fostering an explosive surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 across the state of Michigan.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Further slowdown in Chinese growth. wsws.org Signs of nervousness in ruling circles are evident in the People's Bank of China's decision to cut a key lending rate for the first time since April 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-01-19). Socialist Alliance 16th conference discusses collective pandemic response. greenleft.org.au Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Staff (2022-01-19). Las 3 del día: Resumen noticioso de este 18 de enero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Como en cada jornada estamos en el podcast "Las 3 del día" con un resumen de lo que ha sucedido en las últimas 24 horas. Conecta tus audífonos o escúchanos en altavoz. Hoy hablamos del frente frío que afecta al país, de cuándo estamos en presencia de una tormenta local severa, del aumento de casos positivos a la COVID-19 en Cuba y de la venidera consulta popular del Código de las Familias.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-19). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

WSWS (2022-01-19). UK: Johnson government suffers defeats in Lords over Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill amendments, but core threat remains. wsws.org The Tories' defeat will be short lived. The government can overturn the Lords votes against the amendments in the House of Commons.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Biden's first-year approval rating at 48.9%. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — US President Biden's first-year average approval rating was 48.9 percent, according to Gallup, which ranked lower than many other presidents but remained higher than his predecessor, former President Trump.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Over 1,000 Teck Resources copper miners in British Columbia voting on wage-cutting contract proposal. wsws.org The miners are in a powerful position to demand and win major real-terms pay increases, but their struggle is being hamstrung and sabotaged by the United Steelworkers, which has forced workers to continue on the job without a contract since September.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-19). One Drinks Party Too Many: Boris Johnson and Breaching Lockdowns. dissidentvoice.org It might not be quite within the bounds of good taste to compare military calculations of a bridge too far — the title used in Cornelius Ryan's work on the disastrous Allied airborne operation during the Second World War — with the latest foolish, mendacious and buffoonish efforts of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but …

United We Dream (2022-01-19). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

WSWS (2022-01-19). The Lost Daughter and the challenges of motherhood. wsws.org Maggie Gyllenhaal shows talent as a director and storyteller, but the ideas behind the film are confused.

WSWS (2022-01-19). David O'Sullivan's preliminary hearing held at Watford Employment Tribunal. wsws.org O'Sullivan said, "This case goes to the heart of what rights employees have to protect themselves in the pandemic, and how far they can go in pursuing those rights."

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

Labor Video Project (2022-01-19). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, January 19.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Turkish iron miners launch wildcat strike for wages and benefits. wsws.org These nonunion miners' wildcat strike is part of an emerging international movement of workers against rising living costs and deadly pandemic policies.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran warns against destructive effects of terrorism in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations warned the dire consequence of destructive effects of 'occupation' and 'terrorism' against rights of girls and women.

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-19). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian unions appeal to business for "COVID-safe plans" to keep a lid on working-class opposition. wsws.org Contrary to the presentation in the press, the unions are not seeking to organise strikes to demand proper health and safety measures, but to prevent the working class taking such action independently.

Revolution Club, Bay Area (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Break all the Chains, Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! indybay.org Powell and Market Streets, San Francisco…

Sarah Hathway (2022-01-19). Omicron: As inequalities grow unions must fight back. greenleft.org.au Workers have been forced to bear the cost of the COVID-19 recession while corporations have raked in huge profits. Sarah Hathway argues that unions are in a good position to make demands on the state and bosses for protections.

Norman Solomon (2022-01-19). Ominous History in Real Time: Where We Are Now in the USA. indybay.org Choking on corporate power…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Explosion reported at Turkey's Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — A massive explosion hit an oil pipeline in the city of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey on the border with Syria, causing a fire to break out.

Revolution Books (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/25: The Art of Winfred Rembert: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Coronavirus infection rates in Germany reach all-time high. wsws.org The coronavirus incidence rates in Germany are higher than ever. On Monday, the seven-day incidence—cases per 100,000 people—reached a new all-time high of 553.2.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Blinken meets Zelensky in Ukraine tomorrow, NATO Quad in Berlin after. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Blinken to meet Zelensky, Kuleba in Kyiv U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Kyiv and Berlin from January 18-20, 2022…. *** "Secretary Blinken will begin his trip in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on January 19 to reinforce the United States' commitment …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Polish Radio: Britain, Canada deploying more troops to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canada, UK send troops to Ukraine amid Russian buildup: report Canada has deployed a small contingent of special forces operators to Ukraine to assist the government in Kyiv and help deter Russian aggression, the kresy24.pl website reported, citing Canada's Global News. Earlier UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that a small contingent of British troops …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). British, U.S. spy planes patrol Donbass, Crimea borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com British reconnaissance plane flies along demarcation line in Donbas and administrative border with Crimea Western reconnaissance planes continue to fly along the demarcation line in Donbas. Today, on January 18, a strategic reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint arrived in Ukraine from Britain. An hour ago, UK Defense Journal correspondent George Allison reported his departure …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). NATO plans to occupy Ukraine: Russian lower house chairman. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO aims to occupy Ukraine, says Russian senior lawmaker The speculation over Moscow's alleged plans to invade Ukraine is part of an information campaign supporting NATO's advancement to Ukraine, Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house) Vyacheslav Volodin stated on Tuesday. "All this can be viewed as an information campaign on NATO's advancement to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Ukraine to form over 150 "territorial defense" battalions. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com To be trained by Britain, Canada and the U.S., no doubt. Over 150 territorial defense battalions to be formed in Ukraine, each soldier to be assigned weapon — Defense Ministry As part of the deployment of the Territorial Defense System in Ukraine, more than 150 battalions will be created, each soldier of which will be …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). British plane carrying military equipment to Ukraine diverted around Germany. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Germany forbids to use its airspace to transport military aid to Ukraine British planes with military assistance were forced to fly round the territory of Germany British transport aircraft with military assistance to Ukraine had to go around the German airspace and take a longer route since Germany did not allow the use of its …

Staff (2022-01-18). Ukraine explains possible reason for Russian invasion. rt.com Moscow could use "defense of citizens" as a pretext for escalation, Ukraine's leader has claimed | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sounded the alarm, saying that Russia could claim that it needs to protect its citizens in the war-torn Donbass as an excuse for military action beyond its borders. | Zelensky's office published the claim on its website on Tuesday, after a meeting between the Ukrainian leader and a group of American senators. The US lawmakers' visit was intended to reaffirm Washington's commitment to Kiev as leaders from both countries have warned that they fear an imminent Russian invas…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). U.S. senators: We are in Ukraine to send clear message to Putin. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. senators: We are in Ukraine to send clear message to Putin Members of the U.S. congressional delegation arrived in Ukraine to send a clear warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin…. The senators stated this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, January 17…. "We want to send a message to Vladimir Putin that he …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). CIA director made secret visit to Ukraine to meet president, heads of military intelligence. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com CIA head secretly visited Ukraine, met with Zelensky, — CNN US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns visited Kyiv on January 12, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as CNN reported citing sources. [L]ast Wednesday, the head of the CIA was on a visit to Ukraine. Here he met with the leadership …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Britain to deliver anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, Canada deploys special operations forces. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UK to pass anti-tank defense systems to Ukraine Britain will deliver a new package of security systems to Ukraine to help improve its defensive capabilities…. "We have decided to provide Ukraine with lightweight anti-tank defensive weapons systems," United Kingdom Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told the House of Commons of the British Parliament. *** As we …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Leading the charge, EU's Borrell accuses Russia of integrating "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kremlin's efforts aimed at integrating occupied territories of Ukraine — Borrell Following a visit to Ukraine, including to a line of contact in the conflict zone in the country's east, EU High Representative Josep Borrell expressed concern over Russia's attempts to push the temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions away from Ukraine and de facto …

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Kremlin 'Concerned' by 'Extremely Dangerous' Prospect of Delivery of Stingers to Ukraine. sputniknews.com British defence chief Ben Wallace announced Monday that London is supplying Kiev with weapons for "self defence" and small numbers of trainers to teach the Ukrainian army how to use them. US officials and lawmakers, meanwhile, have warned that they would back a Ukrainian "insurgency" with anti-armour and anti-air weapons if Russia invaded.

Staff (2022-01-18). EU explains position on new Russia sanctions. rt.com Brussels will not impose pre-emptive measures in attempt to stop invasion of Ukraine | The EU's most senior diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out the introduction of "preventive sanctions" against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, clarifying that any measures would only be implemented in case of an actual attack. | Borrell's comments come as tensions on the Russian frontier with Ukraine remain high and as Moscow stands accused of placing over 100,000 troops in the area in preparation for an invasion. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied these suggestions. | According to TASS, Borrell told the European Parliame…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Putin briefs strategic partner Aliyev on U.S., NATO talks. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Putin told Aliyev about talks with US, NATO on security guarantees for Russia — Kremlin See: Ukraine, Azerbaijan sign deal to strengthen strategic partnership Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev discussed, among other things, the situation in Ukraine and Russia's talks with the US and NATO on …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Lavrov praises Biden's Ukraine policy. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Current US administration is more realistic about Ukraine settlement — Lavrov Cf: Biden declares national emergency: U.S. and NATO brand Russia an international pariah The current US administration is more realistic about the settlement in Ukraine, including the special status of Donbass, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference on Tuesday. The …

Staff (2022-01-18). Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko's dramatic return to fight 'treason' charges. rt.com The case is the latest in a series of prosecutions brought against high-profile politicians | Petro Poroshenko, who served as the president of Ukraine until 2019, is facing an acrimonious criminal prosecution on a string of charges, including treason, which could see him put behind bars for more than a decade if convicted. | The former leader, who is also one of the country's wealthiest oligarchs, returned to the country on Monday to face the allegations. Poroshenko, who has amassed an estimated $1.6 billion fortune from industries such as confectionery, denies the claims and has branded the prosecution politi…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). While in Kiev, Canadian FM pledged support for Ukraine's wars present and to come. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stefanishyna, Joly discuss strengthening military aid to Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanishyna and Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly discussed strengthening military assistance to Ukraine. "The parties discussed the issues of deterring Russia's armed aggression, supporting Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations, and cooperation between Ukraine and Canada in the …

Jake Johnson (2022-01-18). Poor People's Campaign Readies 'Massive, Nonviolent' Effort to Save Democracy. zcomm.org "We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. "Our deadline is victory."

Dancing in the Street Out in Front (2022-01-18). Whole Foods Protest on Bezos' Birthday. indybay.org On a national day of action to Support Amazon Workers, Raging Grannies, Vigil for Democracy, and Dance of Peace protested in the street in front of Whole Foods in Palo Alto.

Robert S. Becker (2022-01-18). How much crass irrationality can self-government stand? Can community wisdom offset howls for mob mayhem? nationofchange.org Trump-proof elections — with energized agendas, expanded voting, critical thinking and compassion Like delivery companies, food production, and all sorts of machinery, democratic self-government must work to be viable. That means spreading enough wealth, services (especially medical), housing, clothing and education to motivate enough key workers to sustain interwoven supply chains. Viability thus depends on …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-18). With Senate showdown looming, voting rights tops unions' MLK commemorations. peoplesworld.org

End Citzens United & Let America Vote (2022-01-18). Tuesday 1/18: Freedom to Vote: Phone Banking for Voting Rights w/ End Citizens United & Let America Vote. indybay.org Online/virtual action for voting rights…

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-18). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Indivisible groups (2022-01-18). Sunday 1/16: Voting Rights Now! MLK Weekend Virtual Action Rally w/ Indivisible. indybay.org Virtual rally and online actions for voting rights…

Andrea Germanos (2022-01-18). 'No Celebration Without Legislation': King Family Leads Voting Rights March. zcomm.org "I will not accept empty promises in pursuit of my father's dream," said Martin Luther King III.

Deliver For Voting Rights (2022-01-18). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Peace Walk for Voting Rights in Washington D.C. w/ King Family (livestream). indybay.org Livestream of D.C. Voting Rights Event (recording to be available)…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-18). Iran, Iraq sign MoU to establish arbitration cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — The Iranian and Iraqi chambers of commerce have signed an MoU to establish arbitration cooperation.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-18). Iran absolutely right to ask for guarantees in Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — Stating that some people don't want to learn lessons from the failed maximum pressure policy, the Russian diplomat said that Iranians are absolutely right when they ask for guarantees in Vienna talks.

Staff (2022-01-18). Iran-Russia, closer than ever. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — According to the Russian state TV, President Vladimir Putin will receive his Iranian counterpart Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi in the coming week.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Israel Knocks Out Simulated Iranian Missile Using Arrow-3 Interceptor. sputniknews.com The Arrow-3 is one of several missile and drone defence systems in Israel's arsenal, and is meant to counter threats including long-range ballistic and cruise missiles. Unlike the Iron Dome air defence system — which has seen plenty of testing against simple Hamas rockets, the Arrow-3's capabilities have yet to be proven in a real-life conflict.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-18). Syria will respond to Iran's loyalty: advisor to Bashar Assad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The Syrian president's adviser described Syrian-Iranian relations as long-standing and historic, saying that Tehran stood with the Syrian government and army during the war against Syria.

_____ (2022-01-18). 2022'S First Major Nationwide Protests Were To 'Kill The Bill'. popularresistance.org Home secretary Priti Patel's authoritarian Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the police bill) has caused uproar. Many see it as racist against Black people and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community. It will also clamp down on our rights to protest, to roam, and to take strike action. Amnesty International said the bill: | represents an enormous and unprecedented extension of policing powers | 2021 was filled with protests over the bill. Some of these were marred by police violence. Courts have sent some protesters from Bristol to prison — possibly the shape of things to come. | Since the To…

_____ (2022-01-18). Cherokee Nation Helps Launch United Nations' International Decade Of Indigenous Languages. popularresistance.org The Cherokee Nation hosted the launch of the United Nations' International Decade of Indigenous Languages in Tahlequah last week. The three-day event featured language leaders from around the world, both in person and virtually, to share information and best practices on language preservation efforts. | The 10-year initiative continues the work of the United Nations General Assembly's 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, drawing attention to the critical loss of Indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote them. | Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. opened…

_____ (2022-01-18). Elizabeth Fowler Defending Trump Program To Privatize Medicare. popularresistance.org Put aside Democrat versus Republican. | Let's just look at corporations versus people. | Elizabeth (Liz) Fowler has a stellar corporate resume. | For seven years, she worked at Johnson & Johnson, as vice president for global health policy. | Before joining Johnson & Johnson, she was chief health counsel to Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus, who banned single payer advocates from the deliberations that led to the insurance company dominated Affordable Care Act. | In her off time, Fowler is a runner. | She runs marathons and triathlons around the world. | During work hours, she carries the torch f…

_____ (2022-01-18). Oahu Water Protectors Demand Navy Stop Poisoning Their Community. popularresistance.org A World War II Era underground storage tank containing over 100 million gallons of jet fuel at the Red Hill Fuel Facility has been leaking into the aquifer that provides water to the people of Oahu. Until recently, the Navy denied there were leaks or that the water was unsafe despite multiple complaints of health problems and an oil sheen found in the tap water. Now, the Oahu Water Protectors have gained the Navy's attention and that of local and state elected officials. Wayne Tanaka of the Sierra Club of Hawaii speaks with Clearing the FOG about the fuel facility, what is at stake and how they are organizing to…

_____ (2022-01-18). The Annual Resurrection Of A Fake Dr. King. popularresistance.org It is January, and in the U.S. this means it is time for the annual ritual of revisiting the white-washed, de-radicalized, pro- "American" M.L. King fairytale as part of the official celebration of King's birthday. | In the official story, Dr. King was not the creation of the movement that was fighting for the democratic and human rights of Black people. No, it was Dr. King who created the movement, according to the colonial white elite and the neocolonial Black misleadership. In this story, the objectives of the movement were not for radical social transformation and Black self-determination but the redemption o…

Dean Baker (2022-01-18). Is the US Economy Operating Above Its Capacity? cepr.net If we can get the pandemic under control, the supply problems we are now seeing (along with pretty much every other wealthy country) will dissipate over the course of the year.

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-18). How Does the Capitalist System Try to Take Control? anchor.fm In this episode I go into a discussion about a few different things, militarism, the use of the university in exploiting, oppressing, and brainwashing people. I talk a bit about the OSS, as well as how workaholic syndrome is used to further peoples obsession with capital accumulation even as wage workers. All of this and much more. I hope you enjoy it!! Also, please go donate to the Red Media Patreon : )…

Jake Watkins, Jason Jones (2022-01-18). Indiana Senate Republicans push racist crime bills. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Indiana Senate Republicans defended five bills written with the intent to deny working-class people the ability to afford bail or utilize charitable bail organizations. GOP State Sens. Michael Young, Aaron Freeman, Jack Sandlin, Michael Crider, and Kyle Walker spoke up for the bills—which also expand police power and budgets, target crime "hot spots," …

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-18). People's Action Proudly Endorses Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly. peoplesaction.org Contact: Derrick Crowe, 512.516.5067, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly AD20. Esteen is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Esteen is also endorsed by People's Action affiliate, Bay Rising Action. "Jennifer Esteen, RN is the only candidate running who …

Marilyn Bechtel (2022-01-18). California legislators launch new proposal for single-payer healthcare system called CalCare. peoplesworld.org As the California legislature reconvened earlier this month to launch its 2022 session, some 20 California legislators led by Assemblymember Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, launched a new campaign to win comprehensive, universal single-payer healthcare coverage for all Californians. On Jan. 6, Kalra and Democratic joint- and co-authors introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 11, Taxation to Fund …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2022-01-18). Israel uses deadly force on both sides of Green Line. electronicintifada.net Palestinian protester dies after being run over by police tow truck.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-18). In South Africa as in Palestine: Why We Must Protect the Legacy of Desmond Tutu. dissidentvoice.org Long before intersectionality became a prevailing concept which helped delineate the relationship between various marginalized and oppressed groups, late South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu said it all in a few words and in a most inimitable style. "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together," he said. Like other …

Staff (2022-01-18). Caribbean is Region With Most Per Capita Visits to OrinocoTribune.com. orinocotribune.com Caracas, January 17, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Last November, Orinoco Tribune celebrated its third anniversary ranked among the top independent media outlets according to the Alexa.com ranking service. Currently, Orinoco Tribune is ranked at position 214 in Venezuela, at the 36K level globally, and at the 86K level in the US. | A few days ago, the Orinoco Tribune team carried out a statistical analysis of the geographic origins of traffic to our website, using data provided by WordPress over the last 12 months. The discovery that struck our team most was that Caribbean countries brought the greatest number…

Staff (2022-01-18). Upcoming Online Events Not to Miss. davidswanson.org January 19: VFP NYC Meeting. January 19: Foreign Policy Primer. January 22: TPNW Anniversary Events. January 29: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War. February 19: Water Is Life. February 23: Debate: Can War Be Justified? February 24: Verses versus War. (link coming soon)…

Tamara Nassar (2022-01-18). Palestinians fight ongoing ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah. electronicintifada.net Western diplomats pretend to be helpless as their governments aid Israel's crimes.

Winn Ellinger (2022-01-18). Workers at Austin pizzeria protest dangerous conditions as COVID ravages staff. liberationnews.org Employees of Austin, Texas-based pizzeria Via 313 and their supporters protested on Jan. 8 for better sick pay, better COVID-19 protocols and transparency in the company's management of worker health.

Biju Negi (2022-01-18). Farmer's Movement in India: Looking at the Larger Picture. asia-pacificresearch.com

Johan Augustin (2022-01-18). In Kathmandu, a Struggle for Water Amid Worsening Floods. asia-pacificresearch.com

Yves Engler (2022-01-18). Pro-Israel Canadians Pressure Ottawa over Iran. dissidentvoice.org Those Canadians who take their political cues from Israel are obsessively stoking conflict with Iran. In a clear example, former CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre Avi Benlolo has published a half dozen National Post columns critical of that country over the past year. In a recent article headlined "As the Doomsday Clock closes …

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Chinese scientists discover earliest ant mimics from mid-Cretaceous amber. ecns.cn Chinese scientists said Monday they have discovered a new type of insect nymphs from mid-Cretaceous amber that indicates the earliest ant mimicry around 100 million years ago, thereby extending its geological range by approximately 50 million years.

Edward Curtin (2022-01-18). Oliver Stone Answers his Critics. dissidentvoice.org Two of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president bookend this extraordinary documentary film. It opens with President John F. Kennedy giving the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963 and it closes with his civil rights speech to the American people the following day. It is a deft artistic touch …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Official: NATO buildup makes Belarus-Russia combat readiness drills more necessary. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarus-Russia combat readiness exercise especially important today Conducting a snap combat readiness inspection of the regional grouping of troops (forces) of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation will be an important event to ensure the security of the Union State, State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich told the BelTA news agency …

WSWS (2022-01-18). Autoworkers describe horrible working conditions: "There are so many out because of COVID; we are operating with a serious skeleton crew" wsws.org With ranks thinned by sickness, the remaining workers are being forced to labor long hours as the automakers seek to extract every ounce of profit.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-18). Uruguay roza los 8.000 casos diarios de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Uruguay acumula 520.822 contagios y 6.248 decesos a causa del coronavirus desde el 13 de marzo de 2020.

Mike V Kinney (2022-01-18). Remembering: GAIL BERKLEY- Editor of Post News Group. indybay.org The passing of a great African-American news editor-Gail Berkley of the Oakland, CA. Post News Group…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Michigan educators and students: Join the fight to close schools and stop the pandemic! wsws.org This statement was adopted by Michigan educators, parents and students to fight plans to reopen schools in Detroit and other cities despite the record-breaking surge in COVID infections and hospitalizations.

Staff (2022-01-18). LGBTQ drama unfolds around 'Tabletop Simulator'. rt.com Developers dropped the global chat feature after a moderator was accused of homophobia, then users bombed the app's rating | 'Tabletop Simulator' is seeing a wave of negative reviews after removing its global chat feature following a row with a user who complained about being banned for publicly discussing their sexual identity in the global chat room. | Developed by Berserk Games, 'Tabletop Simulator' allows users to create, share, and play various board games with other players online, including pre-existing ones like poker, chess, and more. The chat in these matches is generally private, however, until rece…

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). NE China ports bustling with China-Europe freight trains. ecns.cn China's land ports of Manzhouli and Suifenhe on the China-Russia border have seen over 15,000 China-Europe freight trains since operations started in 2013, according to the China Railway Harbin Group Co., Ltd.

_____ (2022-01-18). Turkey Eyes a Major Role in Africa through Arms Deals. journal-neo.org Armed with drones and active diplomacy, Turkey is slowly — but surely — charting a path for a major role for itself in Africa. While Russia has historically dominated African arms market with 49 percent of market share, Turkey's ambitious foray includes geo-political interests, especially with regards to how it sees itself as a natural …

Staff (2022-01-18). North Korea launched cyberattack against Russia – media. rt.com One employee's account was allegedly compromised | The North Korean hacker group APT37 attacked the Russian Foreign Ministry and its employees in late 2021 and subsequently compromised the account of a government employee, US information security experts have reported. | According to researchers at US cybersecurity companies Cluster25 and Black Lotus Labs, and later reported by Moscow daily Kommersant, a phishing campaign was targeted at the Ministry back in October. The researchers claim that some employees were sent archives of documents and asked to provide vaccination details, while others were fed with li…

Staff (2022-01-18). European Parliament elects first female president in 20 years. rt.com Malta's Roberta Metsola has pledged to connect with citizens beyond the Brussels and Strasbourg "bubbles" | Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been appointed to the largely ceremonial role of presiding over the EU Parliament, succeeding Italian politician David Sassoli, who passed away at the age of 65 earlier this month. | Metsola, 42, who has been serving as a member of the European Parliament for Malta since 2013, is its first Maltese president. Prior to that, she served as the first vice president of the European Parliament during Sassoli's tenure. | In a video posted to Twitter ahead of her election, Me…

Peter Bergel (2022-01-18). To nuclear-armed states: Nice talk, now walk the walk. zcomm.org We will not know how much influence we can have until we build our movement and use it to demand nuclear abolition…

Tom Conway (2022-01-18). How Joe Manchin betrayed America's working families. nationofchange.org Ed Barnette long ago realized that affordable child care and paid sick leave, among other resources, would be essential to helping West Virginians build better lives and save what's left of the middle class. He just never expected that when America was finally on the cusp of providing these essentials, West Virginia's Democratic senator would …

Norman M. (2022-01-18). Progress, Problems, and Prospects in Intensive Care of Extremely Preterm Infants. jamanetwork.com Advances in perinatal medicine have increased survival after preterm birth. What used to be a late miscarriage 50 years ago is now a developmental starting point for a whole new generation of children. The improvement is illustrated by almost universal survival (>97%) among the 383‚ÄØ061 preterm births that occurred in the US in 2019, translating into an estimated 6.5 million childhood survivors (age 0-18 years) of preterm birth. Consequently, the number of individuals born preterm who reach adulthood also is increasing.

teleSUR (2022-01-18). Salvadoran Woman Jailed For Abortion Is Granted Probation. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Salvadoran Justice granted conditional freedom to a woman who has spent nine years in prison as part of a 30-year conviction for aggravated homicide, which she allegedly committed when aborting. | RELATED: | The Citizen Group for the Abortion Decriminalization (ACDA) explained that the woman, identified as Kenya, was raped at age 17, became pregnant, and suffered an obstetric emergency, which the Police consi…

Staff (2022-01-18). Hezbollah reportedly rejected US request for talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — A Lebanese source reported that Washington had asked to communicate with Hezbollah officials to discuss some issues, but the movement flatly rejected the request.

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Rubin R. (2022-01-18). Developing Drugs for Life-threatening Genetic Diseases. jamanetwork.com The FDA recently issued 2 draft guidances related to the development of individualized new drugs for the treatment of severely debilitating or life-threatening genetic diseases. Usually, patients with these diseases have no other treatment options, and their illness progresses rapidly without treatment, according to the FDA.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Breivik: Worst Mass Killer in Modern Norwegian History Pushing for Parole After 10 Years in Jail. sputniknews.com Anders Behring Breivik who murdered 77 and wounded over 150 people in a twin terrorist attack in 2011, has served 10 years of the 21-year sentence he was slapped with, the harshest punishment in Norway and referred to as a "life sentence".

WSWS (2022-01-18). "Into school, it's the safest place for kids!" wsws.org An editorial cartoon by James Tatsch.

Mouris Salloum George (2022-01-18). México — El intocable presidencialismo de antaño. globalizacion.ca El poder presidencial lo es todo en un sistema como el mexicano, que por cierto ya es un ave rara entre los latinoamericanos, que han reducido o desaparecido los poderes metaconstitucionales de los presidentes antaño intocables. | En todo el mundo…

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Over 70 house ruins dating back to Neolithic Age unearthed in north China. ecns.cn 18 (Xinhua) — More than 70 semi-subterranean house ruins have been excavated in Balinyou Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said the region's institute of cultural relics and archaeology on Tuesday."ÄÄ"ÄÄCovering around 20,000 square meters, the prehistoric "Wulantuga" site consisting of house relics can date back to the Neolithic Age.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Luxury 'ro-ro' passenger ship Xianglongdao delivered in Guangzhou. ecns.cn A luxury "ro-ro" passenger ship was delivered in Nansha District of Guangzhou City, South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday.

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). Incorrect Surname for Author. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "Association Between Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry and Clinical Outcomes in US Adults," published in the December 14, 2021, issue of JAMA, the name of one of the authors was incorrect. The correct name should be Ana (first name) Navas-Acien (surname) and should be shown as Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD. This article was corrected online.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-18). ONU alerta sobre deterioro de situación humanitaria en Myanmar. telesurtv.net ONU insta a que se permita un "acceso humanitario seguro y sin obstáculos" para que sigan las labores de ayuda en la zona.

Staff (2022-01-18). El deber de cuidarnos todos ante el elevado riesgo de contagio. cubadebate.cu Ni siquiera los niveles de vacunación que hemos alcanzado —que indiscutiblemente nos ponen en mejores condiciones para enfrentar este nuevo momento de la epidemia—, pueden hacer pensar a nadie que estamos completamente a salvo. Debido a la alta transmisibilidad de la variante ómicron es previsible que en los próximos días persista el aumento de casos.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-01-18). Argentine political leaders demand immediate release of Indigenous activist Milagro Sala. peoplesdispatch.org January 16, 2022, marked six years since the illegal detention of Indigenous and social activist Milagro Sala in Argentina. Sala, the leader of the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Organization, was arrested in 2016, for allegedly inciting violence and chaos in the Jujuy province. She was also accused of sedition for organizing and leading a month-long protest in rejection of the changes imposed in the cooperative system by Governor Gerardo Morales of the then-ruling right-wing Cambiemos alliance. | Sala was one of the first victims of the political persecution that characterized the government of former president Mauric…

S. Arutchelvan (2022-01-18). Think of the many — don't worry for the few. greenleft.org.au Oxfam International revealed that Asia's billionaires have increased their wealth by 74% while 148 million others in the region have been pushed into poverty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes S. Arutchelvan.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Ontario educator's post about allowing infectious students to return to class gives voice to widespread outrage. wsws.org The teacher, Ken, reported that he was made aware that a student with COVID-19 would be returning to his class today just five days after testing positive. "When I raised the concern that the kid is contagious for 10 days, I was told that the guidelines state he can come back after five days," he wrote on Twitter.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-18). ONU advierte sobre recuperación económica frágil y desigual. telesurtv.net La Onu estima que esta desaceleración en el crecimiento económico supondrá para 2022 un alza en la producción del 4%; mientras en 2023 será solo del 3.5%.

Ronak Chhabra (2022-01-18). Looking back at the first all-India general strike of 1982. peoplesdispatch.org Every year, trade unions commemorate the all-India strike of 1982 which was also supported by farmers' movements. This year's events will be especially significant as they seek to cement worker-farmer unity ahead of a major strike in February…

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-18). Saturday 1/15: Gilly's Rescuers on Trial in Iowa (Meetup). indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: www.dxe.io/meetupzoom | When: Saturday, January 15th, 11am ~ 12: 30pm | What: Community meetup | Every Saturday at 11am we have Meetups for everyone and anyone who cares about animals and making the world a better place! üåçüêÆüê∑üêîüê≠ü¶äüê…

Staff (2022-01-18). Comenzó por Pinar del Río recorrido de la AFC previo a torneo de apertura. cubadebate.cu El presidente de la Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba, Oliet Rodríguez, inició por la provincia de Pinar del Río un recorrido que le llevará a todo el país. Las visitas tienen el objetivo de observar la puesta a punto de cada territorio para la Liga Nacional de Fútbol que comenzará el próximo 5 de febrero con su campeonato apertura, y evaluar qué elementos no están listos para darles solución temprana.

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-01-18). Senado de Brasil discutirá ley sobre precios de combustibles. telesurtv.net El mismo Senado expresó que los precios de los combustibles se tradujo en 2021 en un aumento en las gasolineras de alrededor del 44 por ciento.

Berger JS, Kornblith LZ, Gong MN, et al. (2022-01-18). Effect of P2Y12 Inhibitors on Survival Free of Organ Support Among Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial evaluates the benefits and risks of the addition of a P2Y12 inhibitor to anticoagulant therapy compared with anticoagulant therapy only among non—critically ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19.

Staff (2022-01-18). Modi calls world to arms against crypto. rt.com Indian leader compares threat of cryptocurrencies to inflation and climate change | India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all nations should unite in tackling the threats posed by cryptocurrencies, speaking virtually at the 2022 World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. | "Cryptocurrency is an example of the kind of challenges we are facing as a global family with a changing global order. To fight this, every nation, every global agency needs to have collective and synchronized action," Modi said in his address. | Modi compared crypto to major economic challenges like supply-chain dis…

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-18). Cinco provincias argentinas reportan incendios forestales activos. telesurtv.net Las provincias que siguen afectadas con focos activas son Río Negro, Corrientes, San Luis, Catamarca y Misiones.

Lyynda Carson (2022-01-18). Internal peek into Oath Keepers after Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Building. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes founder of the Oath Keepers:…

Staff (2022-01-18). Crude hits 7-year high on low supply. rt.com Rising tensions in the Middle East adding to fuel supply worries | Oil prices surged more than $1 on Tuesday, reaching their highest levels since October 2014, amid hostilities in the United Arab Emirates. | Global benchmark Brent crude futures jumped $1.37, or 1.6%, to $87.85 a barrel by 7: 38 GMT. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose even more — by $1.71, or 2%, reaching $85.53 a barrel. | The oil market was reacting to news from the United Arab Emirates after reported attacks by Yemen's Houthi movement, sparking fears of supply disruptions. The Houthi group reportedly launched d…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Biden Spent About 28% of His First Year as President in Delaware, Report Suggests. sputniknews.com The US media constantly paid attention to the visits of now-former President Trump to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, where he liked to spend all his free time playing golf away from the spotlight, spending almost as much time on the fairway in four years as Obama did in eight.

Edward Curtin (2022-01-18). "Orders to Kill" Dr. Martin Luther King: The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him. globalresearch.ca Few people, in a massive act of self-deception, have chosen to question the official explanation, choosing, rather, to embrace a mythic fabrication intended to sugarcoat the bitter fruit that has resulted from the murder of the one man capable of leading a mass movement for revolutionary change in the US.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-18). Alemania reporta más de 74.000 casos diarios de Covid-19. telesurtv.net Esta cifra marca récord y es casi el doble de las reportadas el día anterior, de acuerdo a las autoridades sanitarias.

Abe A, Amano K, Ishiki H. (2022-01-18). Prophylactic Scopolamine Butylbromide and Death Rattle in Patients at the End of Life. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The SILENCE trial demonstrated not only the efficacy of prophylactic subcutaneous scopolamine butylbromide for preventing death rattle but also the feasibility of randomized clinical trials during the dying phase. Establishing evidence in palliative care through randomized clinical trials is difficult in many ways, and clinical trials in palliative care have a high attrition rate because their target population is highly vulnerable. Although the results of this trial are valuable, we have several concerns and believe that addressing these points will make it more feasible to conduct clinical trials…

Staff (2022-01-18). Asian nation to move capital to jungle. rt.com Indonesia wants to create a "smart metropolis" to attract "global talent" and combat Jakarta's current urban problems | Indonesia's parliament has passed legislation paving the way for the nation's capital relocation from Jakarta to a forested patch of land on one of its biggest islands — Borneo. | Indonesia is on the way to getting a new capital. Called 'Nusantara', the new city is to be built from scratch in the East Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo that Indonesia shares with Malaysia and Brunei. | On Tuesday, Indonesian lawmakers voted to support a law approving the relocation that would se…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Playboy's Hefner Hosted Weekly Dinners With Hookers Attended by Influential Pals – Report. sputniknews.com Shocking revelations continue to come from the highly-anticipated upcoming documentary "Secrets of Playboy," which includes interviews with models, girlfriends, employees, and friends of the late media mogul. The movie is expected to be released next week.

Rubin R. (2022-01-18). Regulation of 3D Printing at Health Care Facilities. jamanetwork.com Pandemic-related medical device shortages due to supply chain disruption have spurred hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health care facilities to rely on 3-dimensional (3D) printing to produce face shields, face mask holders, nasopharyngeal swabs, and ventilator parts from locally available materials.

Zachary Scott (2022-01-18). Biden Lies (Again) as He Covertly Continues the U.S. Forever War Against the Afghan People. covertactionmagazine.com Over the past few months, U.S. lawmakers, the Afghan government, and the international community have called on Washington to stop …

Staff (2022-01-18). Las 3 del día: Declaraciones de Fraccari sobre la contratación de jugadores cubanos en el exterior (+Podcast). cubadebate.cu Las 3 del día dedica otra entrega a temas beisboleros, a apenas unas jornadas de que inicie la 61 Serie Nacional en todo el país. La temporada que comenzará el 23 de enero tendrá la misma estructura que la anterior. En este podcast contamos con declaraciones del federativo italiano Fraccari sobre la contratación de jugadores cubanos en el exterior.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Netizens Mock PM Modi for Fumbling During World Economic Forum Address as Teleprompter Fails. sputniknews.com Prime Minister Modi on Monday addressed the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda summit virtually, on the first day of the five-day event. He was joined by a host of other global leaders who will share their visions for the state of the world in 2022 in the coming days.

Staff (2022-01-18). Que suba el telón y se inicie el Jazz Plaza 2022. cubadebate.cu En las calles de La Habana vuelve a sentirse el jazz, como parte intrínseca de una ciudad que vive con y por la música. Como cada enero, la capital se convierte en la plaza ideal para un evento que consta con prestigio consolidado dentro del circuito de festivales que ponderan este género musical. El Jazz Plaza no decepciona y esa afirmación va más allá de la calidad artística de los instrumentistas, orquestas y agrupaciones, o el exquisito programa de presentaciones, ideado para satisfacer las exigencias del público jazzista.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Quebec's public health director forced to resign as Omicron infections overwhelm health care system. wsws.org The forced resignation of Horacio Arruda, until now a close associate of Premier Legault, is being used to distract attention from the CAQ government's homicidal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report "Inequality Kills": Billionaires racked up wealth while millions died during the pandemic. wsws.org The latest briefing from the charity paints a devastating picture of the world capitalist order reporting that the unprecedented accumulation of wealth by the world's elite is contributing to the death of one person every four seconds.

teleSUR (2022-01-18). UN Demands Sudanese Military to Cease Attacks on Journalists. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Spokesperson for Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ravina Shamdasani demanded Sudan's de facto government cease its attacks on journalists. | RELATED: | On Saturday, the Sudanese dictatorship withdrew the accreditation of the Al Jazeera Mubasher channel, accusing it of "broadcasting harmful content" to the Sudanese population during its coverage of the protests. | On January 13, the Suda…

It's Going Down (2022-01-18). This Is America #157: Protests in NYC as Eviction Moratorium Ends; Student Walkouts Spread Across US. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, January 18th, 2022. On this episode, we speak with a student involved in organizing ongoing strikes in the Oakland Unified School District. We talk about the spread of Omicron throughout schools, the impact of sickout actions by teachers, and how students began to self-organize to issue their own demands and…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-18). 27 rights groups issue letter demanding release of political prisoners in Bahrain. peoplesdispatch.org The open letter urges Western governments with close ties to Bahrain to demand the release of prominent activist-academic Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and other political prisoners. It also calls for improving the general human rights situation in the Gulf monarchy…

Peter Koenig (2022-01-18). Video: Digital Tyranny and the Rockefeller-Gates WHO "Vaxx-Certificate Passport": Towards a World War III Scenario. globalresearch.ca It's an electronic ID-program using the Covid-19 "vaccine as a platform for digital identity, linking everything to everything of each individual (records of health, banking, personal and private, etc.), managed by a state agency or in extremis, by the private sector.

Staff (2022-01-18). Japan claims sovereignty over Russian territory. rt.com Minister believes the southern part of the Kuril Islands is rightfully Japanese | Tokyo will not give up its claim that Russia's southern Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean are rightfully Japanese, and wants to reach a deal with Moscow to resolve the dispute, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. | Speaking at a press conference, Yoshimasa Hayashi responded to claims by his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that Tokyo is refusing to recognize the results of the Second World War, when the Soviet Union took control of the Kuril Islands. | "Our sovereignty extends to the four Northern Islands," Hayashi said. "We…

Michael Shagoury (2022-01-18). CMG 2022 Spring Festival Gala. america.cgtn.com China Media Group's (CMG) Spring Festival Gala has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most watched TV program since its debut in 1983. For decades it has been a ritual for many Chinese families, at home and overseas, to watch the show on …

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-18). Justicia salvadoreña libera a mujer encarcelada por abortar. telesurtv.net Según la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto esta sería la cuarta mujer liberada de 17 encarceladas injustamente por abortar.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-18). Tomgram: William Astore, Red Storm Rising — Again. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. We — all of us on this planet — now live in one world and only one. Somehow, this remains hard for so many of us to grasp. Yet it's been true since at least August 6, 1945, …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Coordinating plans along NATO's eastern flank: chief of Polish general staff in Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Chief of the General Staff of Poland was hosted at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland is paying an official visit to Georgia. General Raimund Andjejak is hosted by the Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi …

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). New cargo train route between east China, Moscow opens. ecns.cn A new cargo train, loaded with 445 tonnes of goods, departed from Quanzhou, east China's Fujian Province and headed for Moscow Tuesday morning.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Vaccination rate in HK may pass 80% before Feb 24. ecns.cn Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Tuesday the overall vaccination rate is expected to exceed 80 percent before the start of the city's planned vaccine bubble on Feb 24.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Driverless sweeper put into trial operation in Fuzhou. ecns.cn A driverless sweeper works on a street in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 18, 2022.

Rubin R. (2022-01-18). Improving the Response to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. jamanetwork.com Strengthening analysis and dissemination of data and using new technology to streamline tracking down sources of foodborne illness outbreaks are among the FDA's priorities as set forth in its recently released Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Polls point to historic political crisis in Australia. wsws.org The underlying disgust has been deepened by outrage over the rising toll of working-class COVID infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

WSWS (2022-01-18). German media on course for war against Russia. wsws.org The press spokesmen for German capitalism seem determined to wage its third war against Russia or the Soviet Union in little more than a century.

Global Research (2022-01-18). Farsa y tragedia en Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Hace un año escribimos un ensayo Golpe de estado de Estados Unidos que analizaba los dramáticos eventos del 6 de enero y la toma del Capitolio en Washington por los seguidores del entonces presidente Donald Trump. Un año después, consideramos…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Students strike for safe schools: Teachers, parents back walkout in Oakland, California. wsws.org The students join thousands of other educators and young people throughout the country fighting for the emergency closure of schools to stop the spread of COVID-19.

WorkWeek (2022-01-18). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-18). Pdte. de Venezuela recibe credenciales de embajador peruano. telesurtv.net En la ceremonia también se acreditó como embajador de la República Argelina Democrática y Popular, Abdelkader Hadjazi.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Tuesday, January 18.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Amid COVID-19 outbreaks in China, corporate fears of a worsening supply chain crisis. wsws.org The concerted push by the Western media for the Chinese government to drop its COVID-zero policy takes on another dimension as global corporations grapple with mounting supply chain breakdowns.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-18). At least 26 killed in Afghanistan earthquake. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — At least 26 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.

Summer Pan (2022-01-18). Young investors make financial influence through social media. america.cgtn.com A new generation of young investors is using social media to become "market influencers." These social media stars have captured big audiences and big profits with their investment advice videos.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-18). Empleados públicos brasileños realizan paro nacional para exigir ajuste salarial. telesurtv.net Prevén acudir a la sede del Ministerio de Economía para llamar al diálogo y entregar un documento con las demandas.

teleSUR (2022-01-18). US Economy Has Never Worked Fairly for Black Americans: Yellen. telesurenglish.net U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday that the U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans" and there is much more work needed to be done to narrow racial wealth gap. | RELATED: | "From Reconstruction, to Jim Crow, to the present day, our economy has never worked fairly for Black Americans – or, really, for any American of color," Yellen said in prepared remarks at the National Action Netw…

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China urges U.S. to compensate victims of secret experiments. ecns.cn A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Tuesday urged the United States to offer apologies and compensation to victims of secret experiments.

Summer Pan (2022-01-18). Volunteers help Afghan resettlement. america.cgtn.com Community groups in U.S. are helping people on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some volunteer-run organizations are setting up homes for the thousands of Afghan refugees.

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). The Referendum on Alcohol. jamanetwork.com In hearings before Congress, in the discussion of regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Department, in fact, in practically every discussion of prohibition, contradictory statements have been made as to the views of physicians on the value of alcoholic beverages as therapeutic agents. Several scientific organizations have adopted resolutions on the subject. So far as we know, however, no attempt has heretofore been made to ascertain, in a direct way, the opinions of any considerable number of physicians….

Spaetgens B, Nagy M, ten Cate H. (2022-01-18). Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Because venous and arterial thromboembolism are common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, anticoagulant therapies were among the first to be evaluated in clinical trials to improve outcomes in moderately ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19. These studies have yielded thus far somewhat mixed results, varying from beneficial effects of therapeutic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin in the ATTACC, ACTIV-4a, and REMAP-CAP trials to no difference between therapeutic and prophylactic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin in the INSPIRATION, ACTION, and RAPID trials. Therefore, it remains to be determined…

Staff (2022-01-18). Transporte en la capital: Abren nuevo punto de expedición en municipio Regla y modifican itinerarios de algunas rutas. cubadebate.cu La Dirección General de Transporte Provincial La Habana, informa a la población que, a partir de la entrada de los 84 ómnibus donados por el Gobierno japonés y dada la distribución de los mismos, a las Terminales Guanabo y Bahía, se ha decidido, partiendo de planteamientos de la población de Regla, la apertura de un punto de expedición en este municipio. Esta determinación conlleva a la reorganización de los itinerarios de algunas rutas para lograr la mejora de sus indicadores técnicos y poder brindar un mejor servicio.

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